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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Broadcasting Studies Script Writing

Course type


Course Summary

The MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media offers a vocational training in writing drama across a range of different media contexts. Both the MA courses provide the opportunity for you to develop the core competencies and skills of the dramatist, to explore your ‘voice’, to develop your confidence in your own writing and to understand the different media contexts within which you might work as a professional scriptwriter. Train to write drama for different media including theatre, film, television and radio; Study the history of dramatic writing and explore its future; Work with actors and be taught by industry professionals. Key features of the course: practice-based enquiry into techniques and processes for writing for stage and screen; a series of writing projects engaging with different styles and media formats; research into dramatic writing techniques and issues of performance in relation to theatre, cinema, television, radio and other relevant contexts.

Different course options

Full time | Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to Understand key practical issues and debates of relevance to your own practice ? for example, writing to specific briefs for different media/ exploring alternative ways of writing; Develop and apply advanced skills and techniques in relevant contexts; Engage critically and creatively with current and emergent processes in your field; Undertake sustained practices for four contexts, developing your understanding, application and critical processes of practice within your discipline through an extended range of experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have an undergraduate degree in the broad field of literary and/or performance and drama studies; or a first degree and sufficient experience of either writing or drama practice; or have appropriate professional experience; or can otherwise demonstrate your potential to undertake this form of postgraduate study successfully.